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03 December 2014
False Teeth Mean Fitter Cows
ARGENTINA – Giving cows dentures results in more calves per cow and better cow longevity overall, according to an Argentinian study....
Success for Wagyu Genetic Discovery Programme
AUSTRALIA - A unique and innovative Australian developed genetic discovery program has generated highly significant results for Wagyu breeders and is set to impact the international Wagyu population....
28 November 2014
Turkey Announces a Tender for Breeding Bulls
TURKEY - A tender for 800 head of breeding bulls (500 head of Simmental, 100 head of Charolais, 100 head of Limousin, 50 head of Brown Swiss, 50 head of Montbeliard breed) will be held on December 15, 2014....
14 November 2014
Indigenous Breed Could Bolster Farm Income
INDIA - An Indian statesman is championing native cattle as part of the National Dairy Policy due to hardiness....
Asia’s Largest Livestock Fair Kicks Off In Patna
INDIA - One of the Asia's largest cattle fairs, Sonepur Cattle Mela, opened in Sonepur near capital city of Bihar, Patna from November 6, 2014....
Merck Animal Health Launches ‘Creating Connections’ to Improve Cattle Well-Being
GLOBAL - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) today announced the launch of Creating Connections, a new program designed to help producers better understand cattle behavior and use that knowledge to employ strategies...
12 November 2014
Cull Time: When to Send Her to Market
US - Sending cows ‘down the road’ is a tough decision but one that can be guided by trusted judgements, data and a useful rule of thumb, US cattlemen are hearing....
06 November 2014
660 German Dairy Cows Flown to Russia
RUSSIA - In order to develop livestock breeding in the Primorye region of Russia, 660 dairy cows have been flown in from Germany. ...
05 November 2014
Colombia Getting on Board With Embryo Transfer
COLOMBIA – Livestock technicians in Colombia are getting on board with the latest techniques and insights in cattle breeding....
04 November 2014
Ecuador Welcomes First A.I. Holstein
ECUADOR – Ecuador has recorded the first ever Holstein calf born conceived through artificial insemination....
We've Been Doing It Wrong: Setting up Calves for High Production
THE NETHERLANDS - Many farms have been misguided in their approach to feeding dairy calves, the Global Dairy Calf Symposium heard last week....
31 October 2014
Is DNA Destiny? Early Life Sets Lifetime Heifer Performance
ANALYSIS - Theories at the forefront of dairy calf nutrition have their roots in Dutch Second World War history and human prenatal development, the Global Dairy Calf Symposium heard last week....
US Embryo Agreement to Benefit Canada’s Herd
CANADA - Canada’s cattle industry is set for a competitive boost following a new agreement allowing US bovine genetics to pass into the country....
27 October 2014
Cattle, Sheep Farmers Wanted For Genetics Survey
UK – Red meat levy board EBLEX is calling on sheep and beef breeders to take part in a national genetic improvement survey....
Lessons For Dairy Calves in Belgian Blue Management
BELGIUM - Key dairy calf management practices can be informed by observing how Belgian Blue calves are reared, says a Belgian cattle expert....
16 October 2014
World's Tallest Cow Like 'Overgrown Dog'
US – A pet cow in Illinois has been crowned the world’s tallest cow, stirring up a media frenzy....
14 October 2014
Baboons Provide Disease Solution For African Farmers
AFRICA – A major cattle disease limiting agricultural production across Africa is seeing geneticists use Baboon genetics to breed for resistance in livestock....
13 October 2014
Semen Sorting to Improve Dairy, Beef Farmer Profit
GLOBAL – A sperm sorting technology released by the UK’s biggest semen company will increase the speed and accuracy of semen sexing and boost farm profits....
03 October 2014
Better Livestock Breeding Ahead for German Farmers
GERMANY – Livestock breeding decisions will be made easier through a state subsidised computer programme, the German government has announced....
01 October 2014
Pedigreed Aberdeen-Angus Producer Shares Success Story
ANALYSIS - Neil Wattie, owner of Tonley Aberdeen-Angus Farm in Scotland, shares how his family got started in the Aberdeen Angus business along with the growth and success of their pedigreed breeding herd, reports Sarah Mikesell from Scotland....
29 September 2014
Irish Herd Reflecting Beef Challenges and Dairy Optimism
IRELAND – Cattle numbers are stable but confidence in dairying is obvious, according to market analysts reacting to the June 2014 Irish cattle survey....
19 September 2014
What is A Long Calving Interval Costing You?
SWEDEN – Each open day costs European farmers an average of €3 Euros per animal....
15 September 2014
Irish Grassland Bulls Cut the Mustard Abroad
GLOBAL - Grassland milk producers the world over are now choosing Irish bulls to suit their systems....
11 September 2014
Boost Production, Calve at Two Years Old
UK - More heifers should be calving at two years of age providing management is right, British producers have been told....
India to Set Up Two Cattle Breeding Centers
INDIA - In order to improve its cattle breed, India will soon set up two cattle breeding centers in North and South region....
01 September 2014
Genomics Database to Change Hands
NEW ZEALAND – A producer research and development organisation is set to acquire a genomics database said to be worth 310 million dollars to New Zealand dairying annually....
25 August 2014
New Wagyu Seedstock Sale
AUSTRALIA - In a move to provide a market-place for superior Wagyu genetics, the Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) has launched an online Wagyu Fullblood 100% International Sale to culminate at the 2014 Wagyu Conference at the Gold Coast on Sunday, 12...
12 August 2014
Maharashtra to Have Livestock Breeding, Dairy Coops Strenghtened
INDIA - India’s National Dairy Development Board has chalked out plans to strengthen dairy cooperatives and livestock breeding in Maharashtra state....
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